The seventeenth annual The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table supplement was published on 8 December 2013, with title sponsor Virgin.

Despite the downturn, over the past three years companies increased sales on average 81% a year from a combined total of 534m to 3.2bn. They have created 9,600 new jobs and now employ 13,600 people.

The league table features familiar names such as restaurant chain Jamie's Italian, retailer Oak Furniture Land, and cycling clothing brand Rapha.

The No 1 company is Anesco, an energy efficiency consultancy. Its sales have rocketed 267% a year to 55.1m. See the press releases.

The 2014 The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table will be published on 7 December.